Athletics

Manyonga, Samaai fly SA flag high in London

2018-07-22 17:09
Luvo Manyonga
Luvo Manyonga (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Luvo Manyonga and Rushwahl Samaai were in top form on Sunday as they took top honours at the 11th leg of the IAAF Diamond League series in London.

Manyonga broke his meeting record as he romped to victory in the men's long jump.

The Olympic champion leaped a season best time of 8.58m to finish first with his fellow countryman Samaai coming in second with a season's best jump of 8.42m.

Finishing up the podium was Jarrion Lawson from America, who jumped a best of 8.25m.

READ: Simbine takes podium spot in 100m final in London

Manyonga stretched his lead in the series standings in his specialist discipline, taking his third Diamond League win of the season.

Last week, Manyonga took gold for South Africa at the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London.

 

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